CHAPTER 352

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH AN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION BOARD FOR THE STATE OF DELAWARE TO SET FORTH THE DUTIES AND POWERS OF SUCH BOARD AND TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE OPERATIONS THEREOF.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto a new chapter to read:

CHAPTER 43. EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION

§ 4301. Educational Television Board

There is established the Educational Television Board hereinafter referred to in this chapter as the "Board".

§ 4302. Composition of the Board

The Board shall be composed of the following nine members:

(a) The six members of the State Board of Education appointed by the Governor, their terms on the Board to be concurrent with their terms of office as members of the said State Board of Education;

(b) The President of the University of Delaware or an alternate from its faculty designated by him; one other member of the faculty of the University who shall be designated by the President thereof from time to time for this purpose and who shall serve at the President's pleasure, and

() The President of Delaware State College or an alternate from its faculty designated by him.

§ 4303. Officers

Immediately after the enactment of this chapter, and thereafter on or about July 1 of each year, the Board shall elect from among its own members a Chairman and a Vice Chairman, who shall serve until their successors are elected; they may be elected to succeed themselves. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction shall serve ex officio as Secretary and Executive Officer of the Board.

§ 4304. Duties and powers

(a) The Board shall be responsible for establishing and maintaining an educational television network designed primarily to assist, strengthen, augment and enrich the operation of the public schools of the State of Delaware and of the University of Delaware and of Delaware State College.

(b) The Board may contract with other State agencies for space, equipment, supplies, and personnel, and pay for the same.

(c) The Board may contract with other public or nonpublic agencies, institutions, organizations, or groups, to make its facilities available on a cost-reimbursement basis. Any funds received as such reimbursement shall be deposited to the credit of the Board with the State Treasurer and may be used by the Board within the same fiscal year in which they were received without further authorization.

(d) The Board may hire such personnel, purchase or rent such facilities, equipment and supplies, and contract for such consultant services as shall be consistent with paragraph (a) of this section.

(e) The Board may appoint such advisory committee or committees as shall be of assistance in carrying out the purposes of this chapter.

Section 2. There is hereby appropriated to the Educational Television Board established herein for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1964, and ending June 30, 1965, the sum of One Million, Three Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($1,325,000.00) to be expended as follows:

Capital Investment for resources center: $ 425,000.00

Cable network rental (up to three channels) including a separate distribution system within each school district or local area as approved by the Board 500,000.00

Operations of resources center 400,000.00

$1,325,000.00

Section 3. There is hereby appropriated to the Educational Television Board, established herein the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) for the cost of cable network rental for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1965, and ending June 30, 1966.

Section 4. There is hereby appropriated to the Educational Television Board, established herein the sum of Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000) for the cost of operation of the resources center for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1965, and ending June 30, 1966.

Section 5. The appropriations made herein shall be subject to review by the Budget Commission on July first and January first of each fiscal year.

Section 6. None of the sums appropriated herein shall revert to the General Fund until the fiscal year for which they are allocated has ended.

Section 7. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware, not otherwise appropriated.

Approved July 8, 1964.